Tweedmouth burials 1846-1865

1,922 burials spanning 1846-1865 at Tweedmouth St. Bartholomew in the district of Berwick, Northumberland, filling a gap we had in our collection.

Starting in mid-1862, for unknown reasons, many of these burials name a parent or spouse, or list an occupation or other useful fact about the deceased. Here are some samples:

  • 1 Jan 1846 Robert Middlemiss, of Spittal, age: 75
  • 12 Mar 1858 Helen Younger, of Berwick, age: 45, died in the Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh
  • 2 Jun 1862 Alexander Elliott, of Spittal, age: 1 year & 10 months, son of Thomas Elliott, buried at the cemetery
  • 18 Oct 1863 George Lambert, of Tower Lane, Tweedmouth, age: 41, boat builder, buried at the cemetery
  • 5 Nov 1865 Eleanor Bone, of West End, Tweedmouth, age: 80, widow of John Bone (carter)

4 Norwegian sailors lost their life in this shipwreck and were buried here:

  • 13 Jan 1854 Hermond Christensen, of Tonsberg, Norway, age: 45, lost his life by being washed off the brig ‘Tepher’ wrecked near the mouth of the river Tweed on the 9th Jan 1854. A Norwegian ship.

Tweedmouth Cemetery opened in July 1858, so after that date, most of these burials specify “buried at the cemetery” to differentiate from burials in the churchyard. Abodes mentioned besides streets in Tweedmouth include Ancroft, Berwick upon Tweed, Duddo, East Ord, Greenlaw Walls, Kyloe, Murton, Norham, Scremerston, Shoreswood, Spittal, and West Ord.